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October 14, 2015

Posted  January 25, 2016

Santiago Borges, Erik Alonso and Cristina Alonso, all of Miami, pleaded guilty to federal healthcare fraud charges.  Borges owned the now-defunct mental health centers R&S Community Mental Health Inc. and St. Theresa Community Mental Health Center Inc., and was an investor in New Day Community Mental Health Center LLC .  Erik Alonso was the clinical director of all three centers.  Cristina Alonso was a therapist at R&S.  They admitted the clinics billed Medicare for costly partial hospitalization program services that were not medically necessary or not provided to patients.  Borges also admitted he paid kickbacks to patient recruiters who, in exchange, referred beneficiaries to the centers.  DOJ

Tagged in: Healthcare Fraud, Hospital Fraud, Lack of Medical Necessity, Provider Fraud, Upcoding,